The pilgrim faces in each stage to Santiago de Compostela more than twenty kilometres walking with all his belongings loaded on his back. Excess weight or poor weight distribution can cause the pilgrim discomfort and even neck contractures and knee injuries.
The Way of Saint James involves physical effort for the pilgrim. Those who decide to do it all the way face more than seven hundred kilometres to Santiago de Compostela. For the pilgrim who decides to walk only the hundred kilometres necessary to reach Compostela, the
The Compostela, also known erroneously as the Compostelana, is the document that certifies that the pilgrim has completed the Way of Saint James. It is an accreditation granted by the Church to anyone who covers at least the last 100 km of the route on foot